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New PDF release: Ain't That a Knee-Slapper: Rural Comedy in the Twentieth

By Tim Hollis

There was once a time while rural comedians drew such a lot in their humor from stories of farmers' daughters, hogs, hens, and hill state excessive jinks. Lum and Abner and mom and dad Kettle will possibly not have toured fortunately below the "Redneck" marquee, yet they have been its precursors.

In Ain't Knee-Slapper: Rural Comedy within the 20th Century, writer Tim Hollis lines the evolution of this vintage American kind of humor within the mass media, starting with the golden age of radio, whilst such comedians as Bob Burns, Judy Canova, and Lum and Abner stored listeners guffawing. The e-book then strikes into the films of the Nineteen Thirties, Nineteen Forties, and Nineteen Fifties, whilst the tested radio stars loved moment careers at the silver reveal and have been joined via live-action renditions of the sketch characters Li'l Abner and Snuffy Smith, in addition to the much-loved mom and dad Kettle sequence of flicks. Hollis explores such rural sitcoms as The genuine McCoys within the past due Nineteen Fifties and from the Sixties, The Andy Griffith Show, The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, Hee Haw, and so on. alongside the best way, readers are taken on facet journeys into the area of lively cartoons and tv advertisements that succeeded via a highly rural experience of enjoyable.

While rural comedy fell out of style and networks sacked indicates within the early Seventies, the emergence of such hits as The Dukes of Hazzard introduced the style whooping again to the mainstream. Hollis concludes with a quick examine the present nation of rural humor, which manifests itself in a extra suburban, redneck model of standup comedy.

Tim Hollis is the writer of various books, together with Hi There, girls and boys! America's neighborhood kid's television Programs and (with Greg Ehrbar) Mouse Tracks: the tale of Walt Disney Records.

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